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Prayers and Praises: Week of November 27, 2022

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  Prayers Please be in prayer this week for:   Joe Horton, Jim Kennedy, Yvonne Hiett, Joshua Ayres (Learning Center student), Tommy Sallee (our fill-in security guard who needs continued prayers for healing), Justine Kaneris (worked with "Seasons"), Libby and Ralph Stewart, Wade Rudolph, Nicole Williamson (Greg and Denice Williamson's daughter-in-law), Rayna & Joey Williamson, Kim Smith (Kitty Boaz's daughter), Melanie Cobb (Steve and Diane Miner's daughter), Leo Adames, and Dick Pryor. Please continue to pray for: Don Atkins, Don Beck, Jay Bowland, Bessie Costanza, Lew Metts, the FPC Christian Ed Program, as well as those in LaGonave, Haiti, Rwanda, and South Sudan, and all those affected by Covid-19. Praises We give praise for: Your pledges and faithfulness on Thanksgiving Sunday! Full recap here. The Fellowship Committee's hard work and the delicious Thanksgiving Lunch last Sunday! More pictures  on FB.  The festive sanctuary Christmas decorations put

FPC Bicentennial Ornaments are Back for Christmas 2022!

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FPC Bicentennial ornaments are back! Cost is $15 each. Rhonda Banasiak will be at SpiritFest selling them in the Fellowship Hall. You can also contact her directly to purchase. On-hand inventory will be limited, but an online purchasing option will be available.

Events: Week of November 27, 2022

Events This Week First Sunday of Advent November 27 8:30 a.m.  Coffee House   (in Fellowship Hall) 9:00 a.m.   "The Trek" Discussion Group  (in Fellowship Hall) Conversations on the Front Porch (in the Chapel) Women's Friendship Sunday School Men's Brotherhood Sunday School Choir Practice (in Sanctuary) 10:00 a.m.  Morning Worship Confirmation Class Children's Church 11:15 a.m.  DWELL  Advent Party  (in Fellowship Hall) Monday, November 28 7:30 - 10:00 a.m. Coffee House (in Fellowship Hall) 9:00 a.m. Shower Love (at Loaves and Fishes) 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Staff Meetings (in Library) 4:30 p.m. Yoga (in Fellowship Hall) Tuesday, November 29 7:30 - 10:00 a.m. Coffee House (in Fellowship Hall) Wednesday, November 30 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. Coffee House (in Fellowship Hall) 10:30 a.m.  Bible Study with Pastor Greg  Meet in the Library or Join Virtually ( Google Meet link ) 6:00 p.m.  Hand Bell Rehearsal (on 2nd Floor) 7:00 p.m. Choir Rehearsal (on 2nd Floor) Thursd

Christmas Caroling and Hot Chocolate on the Steps

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On  Friday, Dec. 16 , we will gather at 6 :00 p.m.  on the sanctuary steps (or in the Chapel if bad weather) to   sing Christmas carols and sip hot chocolate together !  Hymnals will be provided. If you have a song request, let Hannah Cruse know at least one week in advance so she can bring the music. Guitars or small accompanimental instruments welcome. 

"Blue Christmas" Service & Resources for "Overcoming the Blues"

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With the holidays fast approaching, we are aware that these next several weeks can be difficult for some individuals and families... Blue  is a reminder that some people experience heartache and pain, even at Christmas.  The Christmas season can be a time of deep sadness and loneliness for those who feel cut off from the feeling of joy and happiness typically associated with the holidays. This feeling of loss may result from the death of a loved  one, divorce, illness, job loss, or any of a number of other reasons.  During our "Blue Christmas" service on December 11 ,  we will offer anointing with the sign of the cross and prayers for healing and wholeness.  For each person who comes forward--either on their own account or to request prayer for someone else--we will offer prayers for a joy that surpasses all understanding, a source of comfort that is substantial enough to sustain us during the most difficult times of life.  For the whole congregation, FPC is also making liter